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Biography:  Livingston Peyton

Rowland, Dunbar.  The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi, 1908.  Nashville, Tenn.:  Press of the Brandon Printing Company, 1908.

p. 1053


  LIVINGSTON PEYTON, of Mayersville, was born December 6, 1859, at Raymond, Hinds County, Miss., the son of Murray Milton Peyton and wife Malvina Fitzallan (Alston) Peyton.  His father was a native of Tennessee, his mother of Mississippi.  Murray M. Peyton was a Confederate officer during the war, commanding Company K, Third Mississippi Infantry; in civil life he served as Deputy Circuit Clerk, Hinds County, 1859-60; Secretary State Senate, 1870; Chancery Clerk, Hinds County, 1872-76, and Clerk or Deputy, Issaquena County, for over twenty years.  Livingston Peyton's grandfather, Elijah Peyton, was a soldier in the War of 1812, was at Fort Erie and Lundy's Lane; at the age of seventy enlisted as a private in a Confederate company raised in Copiah County, Miss., by his two sons, and served for more than a year, 1861-62.  Mr. Peyton obtained his education principally at the common schools of Raymond and Jackson; spent one year at the University of Mississippi; his occupation is that of merchant, at Clover Hill, Miss.  He has been Treasurer of Issaquena County two terms; Captain of militia company, "Issaquena Guards"; is a Democrat, and member of the Methodist Church; elected to the House of Representatives November 5, 1907.  Mr. Peyton was married February 10, 1886 at Mayersville, to Idella Spiars, daughter of James and Lydia Spiars; his wife's father was a Confederate soldier.  Mr. and Mrs. Peyton have five children:  Mrs. Shirley (Peyton) Richards of Lake Providence, La.; Gertrude, Livingston, Susan Elizabeth and Ethel Mae.

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